Monday, June 25, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando County events

Today

Fairgrounds Flea Market and Thrift Store: Includes indoor and outdoor vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

VFW Post 9236 breakfast: Includes eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, blueberry pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee or tea. Adult beverages may be purchased separately. Hosted by the Men's Auxiliary. 9 to 11:30 a.m. $7. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Inter-Tribal Native American Holiday Pow-Wow: The celebration of Native American heritage and traditions includes a grand entry, native crafts, demonstrations, dancing, storytelling and native food. Blankets, chairs and pets welcome. Primitive camping available. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3; free for ages 11 and younger. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-5154.

Outdoor Expo: This family event will include activities for all ages. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office remote command center will be on site, as well as the Hernando County Disaster Relief Team. There will be motorcyclces, RVs, ATVs, woodcarvers, vendors, pony rides and a bounce house. The LifeSouth bloodmobile will also be on hand. There will be music and lunch available. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 596-2582.

Monday

Peace Week — Tolerance: Buddhist monks will construct a sand mandala in the Building B lobby. Those interested may view the creation. Upon completion, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will offer a sand mandala teaching at 5 p.m. Thursday, followed by a dissolution ceremony, where the sand will be released into the campus pond to signify spreading kindness and compassion. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Academia Hernando Fall 2012 Lecture Series presents 'Overview of Marine Life on the West Coast of Florida': Presented by Kevin van Dien, education director at the Florida Aquarium. 10 a.m. $8. Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-0158.

Library offers 'Understanding Your Medicare Options' program: Discussion includes original Medicare and what it covers, Medicare Advantage, Medicare D (prescription drugs), and how to compare plans while looking at out-of-pocket limits. Advance registration is suggested. 10:30 a.m. Free. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 754-4043.

Tuesday

Peace Week — Tolerance: Buddhist monks will construct a sand mandala in the Building B lobby. Those interested may view the creation. Upon completion, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will offer a sand mandala teaching at 5 p.m. Thursday, followed by a dissolution ceremony, where the sand will be released into the campus pond to signify spreading kindness and compassion. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

'Mental Illness — The Basics for Family Members': Presented by trained facilitators David and Mary Ellen Welch, the program is designed for those who live with or care for individuals with mental illness. The program is hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando and the Health Department as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. 9 to 11 a.m. Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 540-6817.

Seasonal Retail Job Fair: Open to Hernando and Pasco county residents. There will be about 15 to 20 employers on hand with season retail job openings, including cashiers, stocking, customer service and other positions. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 200-3020, ext. 3122. seasonaljobfair.eventbrite.com.

Free showing of 'Koch Brothers Exposed': The documentary takes an investigative look at the Koch brothers, their background and agenda. It examines the question of whether America is still a democracy or if it is becoming a plutocracy. The free showing is sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 346-1516.

'Unemployment Training' College Connection seminar: Presented by Joe Mascaro with the Pasco-Hernando Job and Educational Regional Board. This is the first in a series of seminars offered through Pasco-Hernando Community College in partnership with the Hernando County Health and Human Services office regarding services provided by local agencies. 3 p.m. Free. PHCC North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Wednesday

Peace Week — Tolerance: Buddhist monks will construct a sand mandala in the Building B lobby. Those interested may view the creation. Upon completion, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will offer a sand mandala teaching at 5 p.m. Thursday, followed by a dissolution ceremony, where the sand will be released into the campus pond to signify spreading kindness and compassion. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Firearms safety class: Provides lessons on the basics of firearms safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. Time on the range is included. Successful completion of this class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Class size is limited; registration required. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $60. Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. (352) 597-9931. hernandosportsmansclub.com.

'Igniting the Next Eco-Warrior Spirit!' Peace Week presentation: The speaker will be Emily Hunter, environmental advocacy journalist from Canada. She is the daughter of the co-founders of Greenpeace. 9:30 a.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Scanning and Storing Photographs': 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $18; registration deadline is two days prior to class. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Library offers 'Understanding Your Medicare Options' program: Discussion includes original Medicare and what it covers, Medicare Advantage, Medicare D (prescription drugs), and how to compare plans while looking at out-of-pocket limits. Advanced registration is suggested. 10:30 a.m. Free. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Seasonal Retail Job Fair: Open to Hernando and Pasco county residents. There will be about 15 to 20 employers on hand with season retail job openings, including cashiers, stocking, customer service and other positions. 1 to 4 p.m. Career Central, 4440 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. (352) 200-3020, ext. 3122. seasonaljobfair.eventbrite.com.

Free showing of 'Koch Brothers Exposed': The documentary takes an investigative look at the Koch brothers, their background and agenda. It examines the question of whether America is still a democracy or if it is becoming a plutocracy. The free showing is sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines. 1 to 2:30 p.m. West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 346-1516.

VFW Post 9236 spaghetti and meatball dinner: All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner, including a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian ice cream. 5 to 7 p.m. $6.50. VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

Thursday

Peace Week — Tolerance: Buddhist monks will construct a sand mandala in the Building B lobby. Those interested may view the creation. Upon completion, Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche will offer a sand mandala teaching at 5 p.m. Thursday, followed by a dissolution ceremony, where the sand will be released into the campus pond to signify spreading kindness and compassion. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Religion Festival: The event is part of Peace Week activities at Pasco-Hernando Community College. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Veterans history workshop: Participants will have the chance to share their experiences with other veterans. The workshop will also include writing exercises and tips for putting memories down on paper. 11 a.m. Free. East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. (352) 754-4042.

'The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation' Peace Week presentation: The speaker will be Scott Appleby. 3:30 p.m.. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Incredible Edibles workshop: Learn about and sample wild plants and game. Bring your own place setting for sampling. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; $3 park entry fee. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. (352) 793-4781.

Friday

Spring Hill UCC Fall Rummage Sale and Outdoor Flea Market: Lunch and baked goods will be available at the sale and flea market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 686-4239.

Spring Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary Gift Fair: Proceeds benefit the auxiliary's scholarship fund and local charities. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 666-8755.

Spring Hill Garden Club Fall Plant Sale: Find plants that thrive in the local climate for a fall garden; garden club members will be on hand to help with choosing the right plants. There will be tours of the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens; donations appreciated. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com.

Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind Plant and Book Sale: A variety of plants grown by visually impaired gardeners, plus donated books (print, audio and Braille), music and movies will be available for purchase. Basic technology items for the visually impaired will also be available, such as handheld magnifiers and lamps. All proceeds will help support employment for persons who are visually impaired and blind. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, 6492 California St., south of Brooksville. (352) 754-1132.

Compassion for All His Creatures fundraiser yard sale: Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit rescue and sanctuary. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Compassion Rescue and Sanctuary, 19580 Phillips Road, east of Masaryktown. (352) 556-6222.

Library offers 'Understanding Your Medicare Options' program: Discussion includes original Medicare and what it covers, Medicare Advantage, Medicare D (prescription drugs), and how to compare plans while looking at out-of-pocket limits. Advance registration is suggested. 10:30 a.m. Free. Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 754-4043.

Reception for artist Carol Dentici: Refreshments will be served. Dentici's works will remain on display through the end of October. Presented by the Spring Hill Art League. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Art, Craft Bridal & Frame at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. (352) 556-3984.

PHCC Encore Academy offers 'Desktop Publishing': Participants will learn to change the appearance of a document using page borders and graphics, and also how to create labels and make signs. 1 to 4 p.m. $18; registration deadline is two days prior to class. Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. 1-877-879-7422. phcc.edu/encore.

Entertainment at VFW Post 10209: Featuring Lil Deuce Coupe. 7 to 10 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Louiepalooza benefit: This is a two-day musical benefit celebration for Louie Palma, a local artist, musician and songwriter who was hospitalized after a motorcycle wreck June 9. Proceeds will help defer medical costs. 7 p.m. Donations accepted. The Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (727) 808-5897.

Ghost Tours: Legend has it that the Heritage Museum, a four-story, 12-room house, built more than 155 years ago by Brooksville pioneer John May, is inhabited by the spirits of long-deceased family members, including May's 3-year-old daughter, Jessie. Handheld cameras and recording devices welcome. Reservations required. 8 to 10 p.m. $20, cash only. Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com.

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